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Grateful Dead Live at JFK Stadium on 1989-07-07

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Grateful Dead Live at JFK Stadium on 1989-07-07

Set 1

Hell In A Bucket
Iko Iko
Little Red Rooster
Ramble On Rose
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Let It Grow ->
Blow Away

Set 2

Box Of Rain ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet ->
Standing On The Moon
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue JFK Stadium
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source Audience DAT mastered with unknown mics/deck.
Transferred by Chaz Connor and Scott Clugston


Audience DAT mastered with unknown mics/deck. Nonetheless,
this is a most enjoyable, "you are there", FOB Audience recording.

EAC'ed / SHN'ed by Scott Clugston

Notes from Chaz:

I retracked d1t07 & d1t08 using CDWave and verified correct sector
boundaries using shntool. The original seed was tracked in the middle
Blow Away (d1t08)


Reviewer: cosmiccricky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2012
Subject: 89 and 90 each show seemed to peek even hire golden era of the dead
entire show had the band happy full of smiles and d espite the 100 temps in the slime philly humiddity the music really shined., unlike all the scarlett fires in the ten years prior and 6 years after, on this interlude jam the boys took their time between scarlet and slipped into fire that melted the stadium awesome early verion of SOTM as wellas let it grow blow away plain and simple jerry loved playing with brent he could lite afire under jerry like no one else except maybe ;pig amazingly the peak of this band from 89 til brents death still carried over in the fall of 90 tour but jerry never completely recovered from brents early departure
Reviewer: mklsgl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2012
Subject: Final event at JFK
Great show. Encore should have been "Broke-down Palace." And, too bad the band had yet to trot out "Last Time"; both tunes would have most appropriate.
Reviewer: jd martin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2012
Subject: Great show!
Pretty good sound quality for audience...I remember this show vividly because big chunks of the stadium were falling off during the show and I took a big piece of rubble home as a souvenir.. Can't remember who opened, I see another reviewer said Bruce Hornsby but I seem to remember Los Lobos or Edie matter, they all combine & melt into a dream, saw a bunch of the east coast 89 shows... Nice hopping Aiko and can't complain 'bout that!

Edit: Apparently it was Bruce Hornsby that opened. Los Lobos was up in Giants stadium a couple of days later. Oh well, the years go by, they melt into a dream!
Reviewer: CW Cage - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2010
Subject: Blown away
I just had the chance last weekend to experience this show through a high-def screening of the movie "Crimson, White & Indigo" at a concert hall. Wow. The show was awesome and I almost felt like I was there. I'd highly recommend picking up the DVD if you can.

Giving a listen to this recording, it really does the show justice. Great quality recording. Lots of energy from the boys mixed in with some great tender moments. Brent really tears it up on Blow Away. You have to imagine the heat of the day had them fired up. But they cool it down too. I love the Wharf Rat. They have some great moments with the harmonies.
Reviewer: todd291022 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2010
Subject: 1st Dead Show
Yes this was my 1st Dead show at age 17 (but not my last). Saw only this show and Pink Floyd in 1987 at JFK and the sound is high quality for an outside venue. Brings back unbelievable memories.
Reviewer: gratedude69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2010
Subject: the movie
heard this show the first time in the form of a screening for the dvd of it, amazing show the whole way through, so heart felt and so god damn well played
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2010
Subject: Great recording, even better show
Wow! This is one of the best shows of 1989. Great FOB recording that sounds like "you are there". This recording is better than the others available on this website. Download it before they release the DVD in spring 2010....this recording could get pulled!
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 2, 2010
Subject: with audiophile headphones on
this sounds best to my ear.
more midrange punch and cleaner highs.

the Loser, desolation row, let it grow, blow away were all standout versions and still have amazing memories of being there.

cant wait to see the dvd

RIP brent
Reviewer: deadheadted007 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 6, 2010
Subject: hot
Best show of 89!!
Reviewer: triumph01 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 28, 2009
Subject: DBH
Yea baby!!!!!! Just like it was now. Miss ya all.
Reviewer: bolderstatesman1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2009
Subject: My first Dead Show
This was a great summer for me. I can remember the grass while Bruce Hornsby played. Somehow we ended up at the furthest point from the stage at the top of the horseshoe that was JFK. The most vivid memory I have is a colorful sea of tie dyed shirts jumping rhythmicly to Aiko Aiko. We could literally see the entire crowd. What a great time. This recording is high quality.
Reviewer: kflaim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2008
Subject: Another awesome philly show
As I remember it this was the last show at JFK the place was torn down because it was falling down. I was pregnant so nothing was hazing or fuzzy in my head, this was a damn good show and one I will always remember.
Reviewer: laptap3r - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2008
Subject: AUD??
If this is an audience tape, it's a damn good one. Definitely making it onto my "must have AUDs" list. I think I'll have to download this right now to replace the SBD, as a matter of fact.
Reviewer: jimmyphuckifiknow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2008
Subject: Red bandana
What a night. My brother and I went to see one of the last shows at JFK. Things were starting to get fuzzy (if you know what I mean) when were were walking in to the show. My brother told me if we get separated "look for me I will have a red bandana on". We got separated and I looked for him in a sea of red bandanas!!!! Well knowing my brother I knew he would be right in front of the tapers dead center. I used my Jedi sence of direction and found him within two rows. I was very happy.
The show is fantastic. the ripping Hell in a bucket starts off the party and it just keeps going into a great Aiko. The Let It Grow and the Blow away are some of the best of the '89 tour. The Scarlet>Fire is one of the best. The boy's really flex some muscle on it. The Other One is rockin'. I am so happy to find this show.The sound quality is very good. Thank You!!!! Thank You Jerry and the boys!!!!
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